Sport Golfer Bill Haas escapes serious injury in crash; 1 killed

19:52  14 february  2018
19:52  14 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

Golfer Bill Haas injured in car crash that killed 1 in Los Angeles

  Golfer Bill Haas injured in car crash that killed 1 in Los Angeles Pro golfer Bill Haas seriously injured in a multicar crash that left an additional person hurt and another one dead in Southern California, authorities say The collision and rollover occurred Tuesday night in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, Los Angeles Police Detective Jeff Fischer told KTLA.

LOS ANGELES — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday.

By Christopher Weber, Associated Press. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 | 8:28 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW

Bill Haas watches his second shot on the first hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 4, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.© Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Bill Haas watches his second shot on the first hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 4, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

LOS ANGELES -- Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday.

The two cars collided on a residential block in the wealthy Pacific Palisades neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Los Angeles police Officer James Stoughton.

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  Golfer Bill Haas, actor Luke Wilson involved in deadly car crash Professional golfer and Bill Haas​ is recovering after a deadly car crash in a Los Angeles neighborhood that also involved actor Luke Wilson , officials say. The crash killed the driver of the Ferrari Haas was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW.  © WSPA haas-wilson-crash.jpg The Ferrari collided with the BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood Tuesday evening, said officer James Stoughton. The male driver of the Ferrari died at the scene, according to Stoughton, and the other driver, a 50-year-old woman, was hospitalized in serious condition.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday.

A third vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson was clipped by the Ferrari, Stoughton said. Wilson was not hurt.

The Ferrari's driver, who died at the scene, was a member of the family that Haas was staying with as he prepared to play this week in the Genesis Open at nearby Riviera Country Club, the golfer's manager Allen Hobbs said.

He was identified by coroner's officials as Mark William Gibello, 71, a resident of Pacific Palisades.

''While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and - more importantly - his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time,'' Hobbs said in a statement. The 35-year-old Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open and return home to South Carolina to recuperate, he said.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday.

Jay Haas, the golfer's father, told Golf Channel that his son has pain and swelling in one of his legs.

''Bill was very fortunate,'' he said.

Police were investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash. The driver of the BMW, a 50-year-old woman, was hospitalized in serious condition, Stoughton said.

A message seeking comment was left for a representative for Wilson, star of films including ''Legally Blonde,'' ''Idiocracy'' and ''The Royal Tenenbaums.''

Haas is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour whose most prominent victory was at the Tour Championship in 2011, which enabled him to win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. His most famous shot was in a playoff at the Tour Championship, when his ball was partially submerged in the lake.

He comes from a prominent golfing family. His father won nine times on the PGA Tour and 18 times on the PGA Tour Champions. His uncle, Jerry Haas, briefly played on the PGA Tour and is the golf coach at Wake Forest. And his great uncle, Bob Goalby, won the 1968 Masters.

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Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report.

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Contact Weber at https://twitter.com/WeberCM .

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